Great Composers In Words And Music - Erik Satie
Format: COMPACT DISC
Veen, Sandra van; Veen, Jeroen van; Scott, Lucy; Kaltenbach, Jérôme; Eckhardt, Gábor; Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy; Horvath, Nicolas; Körmendi, Klára
Famous today for his Trois Gymnopédies, Erik Satie was an eccentric and solitary figure who was nevertheless viewed by some as a prophet of French musical modernism, his striking creativity championed by Ravel and Debussy. From tragedy and trauma in his early years, through his time as a pianist and Parisian provocateur at Le Chat Noir cabaret, and as house composer to the mystical Rose+Croix cult and beyond, Satie’s eventful life is told in this fascinating revue of a composer whose unique music is still influential today. The narrative is illustrated with musical excerpts from works including Gymnopédie No. 3, Gnossienne No. 3, Sports et Divertissements, Trois Morceaux en forme de poire and Relâche, among others.